Uk news Heavy snow causes traffic chaos as lorry crashes on A9 and car smash shuts M90 MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Heavy snowfall has caused the closure of parts of major roads this morning as drivers struggle through wintry conditions.
Breaking News ! Snow and ice have brought chaos to Scotland's roads this morning. Scots have woken up to find snow has fallen heavily with weather warnings in force across large swathes of the country. Transport chiefs closed the A9 at Dunblane northbound after Kier Roundabout around 6.40am as they battled to clear the white stuff from the route. A driver was fined for having an iced-over windscreen (Image: Police Scotland) Read More Related Articles Get the latest Scottish news sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Lockdown daredevils break rules for trip to Edinburgh to perform reckless stunts A crash involving a lorry took place later on the road closing southbound lanes one and two. As of 7.70am the northbound route has been reopened but the sounthbound lanes remain closed. Traffic Scotland tweeted: "#A9 northbound now OPEN after the Kier RoundaboutWhite heavy check mark "Southbound lane 1 of 2 remains closed." Another crash closed part of the M90 at around 6.50am. Driving conditions on the A9 this morning (Image: Traffic Scotland) Read More Related Articles Twitter in Alex Salmond sex assault case storm as firm refuses to take down identity of accuser The crash happened southbound on junction four of the major route. It was cleared by 7.15am with both lanes now running. And a further accident has been reported on the A9. Traffic Scotland tweeted: "The A19 southbound between the junctions with the A1086and the A181Lane Closures : Lane two is closed Reason : Road traffic collision.
. They tweeted: "Heavy snow showers continue to pass through the network, we have spreaders on the route treating and ploughing where necessary, if your journey is essential then please drive to the conditions #drivesafe The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for snow and ice which could affect driving conditions and cause power cuts. The warning is in effect until 10am today (Thursday).
Beast from the East 2 fears have been strengthened by a new weather warning for snow and ice in Scotland on Saturday. And there have been warnings to motorists about only driving when windows are clear. Shocking pictures from Dumfries and Galloway police show a driver they pulled over with windows nearly completely iced over. The force tweeted: "Road Traffic Officers stopped a red Citroen Nemo where the windscreen & windows were fully frozen over. "The driver's visibility was very poor and he could have been involved in an RTC. The driver was charged accordingly. "Please ensure your car is fully defrosted before travel." Snow is expected to continue to fall until the weekend.
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A Met Office statement about Saturday's alert reads: "An area of rain pushing eastwards is expected to turn snow in places as it encounters colder air across Scotland and parts of northern and eastern England. "At first the main hazard may be rain falling onto frozen surfaces leading to ice, especially on higher level routes. "However snow becomes more likely during the early morning."
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